March 24, 2017
This year’s 2017-2018 United Way of Greater Texarkana Community Impact Grant applications will be available after 12pm on Monday, March 27th. This application will be available on our website at www.texarkanaunitedway.org. Simply go on the United Way of Greater Texarkana home page and scroll down the right hand of the page, to the “Community Impact” area and CLICK. There you will find: “How to apply for funding”, three easy steps! This year, ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE COMPLETED and Submitted ON-LINE!
*A MANDATORY meeting is required to make application for these funds. PLEASE, Call the Local United Way office at (903) 794-3105 to reserve your organization a spot. An agency has a choice of either meeting on Tues, April 11th 11:00am-12 or Thursday, April 13th 1:00pm-2 at Texarkana College, Truman Arnold Center, 2nd Floor, Room “A”. There will be a valuable PowerPoint presentation by Christine Linder, United Way Board Community Impact Chairperson, along with helpful examples given by the Community Impact volunteer Tami Eakin and Pam White. Applications will need to be completed and submitted on-line to United Way’s web link by 5:00pm April 28th. Presentations by the Agencies to the Community Impact Committee will be scheduled in May.
Some of the requirements for funding includes:
• Applications will be accepted from 501(c)(3) organizations as well as other government, charitable or school-based organizations if the proposal aligns with UWGT’s mission.
• Programs must demonstrate need and benefit to UWGT’s service area.
• Programs must have measurable outcomes which are clearly defined and tracked for results.
Programs must align with at least one of UWGT’s focus areas of Education, Income, and Health and one or more of the target strategies.
United Way of Greater Texarkana Community Impact grants are how we invest local dollars in our communities to address specific community centered issues. Funding decisions are made locally through an annual competitive application process. Our Community Impact grants are invested in high performing nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services aligned with our three strategic priority areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health. Awardees help to improve community conditions across our regional footprint in zip codes located throughout (9) counties, in the two states we serve: Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris, Red River & Titus in Texas and Lafayette, Little River & Miller in Arkansas.
Thank you very much,